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The vicinity of 551 N. Floyd Circle was scene of a Sunday night homicide as shown in this locator.

DELTONA, Fla. -- A man was killed Sunday night in a shooting incident in a Deltona neighborhood.

Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene in the area of 551 N. Floyd Circle near Normandy Boulevard around 9:23 p.m. in response to the shooting.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

"All of the people involved in the shooting are accounted for, and at this time investigators are interviewing them and working to determine the facts and circumstances of the incident," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer® just before midnight Sunday.


PALM COAST, Fla. -- A 42-year-old Palm Coast man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer has been incarcerated since his arrest Tuesday, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.



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NSBPD Sgts. Jason Reve and Mark Severance, shown here left & right, respectively,  are shown here, were the patrol supervisors for the 4 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Saturday shift.

NSBPD arrest / Headline Surfer®NSBPD arrst / Headline Surfer®NSBPD arrest / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla -- A 2:13 a.m. traffic stop for an expired tag in the 900 block of Maple Street resulted in the arrests of three women on narcotics charges, resulting in their transport to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach where they were booked, pending first appearances later today.


Vincent Smith, 23, wanted for shooting 4 people in Daytona Beach / Headline Sufer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / 
If you see this man, 23-year-old Vincent Smith, call 9-1-1. He's armed and considered dangerous and last seen fleeing the scene of a shooting in the 30 block of Henry Butts Drive in an orange Chevy Camaro, bearing Florida tag DGKD87 or a temp tag, BFJ3044, that may still be attached to the car. He's wanted by Daytona Beach police on suspicion of aggravated battery resulting from use of a firearm for allegedly opening fire 12:16 a.m. Friday inside the residence, resulting in four people being shot. The victims, three men and a woman, ages 19 to 21, were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He's known to frequent Marina Vista, Sail Point Bay Wedgewood and Eagle Oaks Apartments.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 300-pound man kicked out of a house party near Bethune Cookman University returned with a handgun and opened fire, wounding four young people, Daytona Beach cops said.

An all-points bulletin has been issued  by for the apprehension of Vincent Smith, 23, an imposing figure at 6 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds; clearly armed and dangerous.


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NSBPD call shheet for overnighjt shift, April 1, 2015 / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Acting Sgt. Brian Page and four officers on overnight patrol with him dealt with a residential burglary to a residence on Wayne Avenue and two separate warrant arrests resulting in transport to the Volusia County Brabnch Jail in Daytona Beach. 


Man's body found at Tomoka Landfill in Daytona Beach, Fla / Headline Surfer®Volusia County Medical Examiner pivcks up man's body found in Tomoka landfill in Daytona / Headline Surfer®Ronald Lantery, found dead in Tomoka Landfill in Daytona / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
The body of Ronald Lantery, 51, was found in a morning refuse haul at the Tomoka Landfill on Wednesday morning. How it got there and how the man was killed is under investigation.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The body of a 51-year Key West man was found today at Volusia County's Tomoka Farms Road in a load of refuse brought there in the morning.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of the discovery at 10:33 a.m. and deployed its Major Case Unit to the scene to investigate. The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Ronald Lantery of Key West.

"The body was found inside a building operated by GEL Recycling Inc.," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer®. "Investigators who visually inspected the body at the scene observed no outward signs of trauma or foul play. "


Anthony DeFeo, combative with deputies responding to 9-1-1 call of suspicious person in Deltona roadway, screams: 'I'm gonna die tonight!'

Daytona Beach News-Jouyrnal reporter arrested for kicking deputy, VCSO, says / Headline Surfer®

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Anthony Defeo, a reporter for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, is shown in a mug shot taken at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach shortly after his 12:37 a.m. Saturday arrest in Deltona.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A Daytona Beach News-Journal reporter bonded out of the Volusia County Branch Jail this morning after he was arrested and booked on two felony charges for allegedly fighting with deputies while intoxicated -- including allegedly kicking one of them in the mid-section -- when they responded to a 9-1-1 call of a suspicious person in the middle of a road in Deltona.


Patrick Campbell escorted from FBI in Daytona by New Smyrna Beach cops chargd with murdering his grandmother / Headline Surfer®Patrick Campbell jail mug charged with 1st degree murder / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Patrick Campbell is escorted in handcuffs Thursday from the office of the FBI in Daytona Beach to a waiting New Smyrna Beach PD squad car and a short time later charged with first-degree murder in the bludgeoning of his 64-year-old grandmother, Darlene Robertson. Inset: Campbell's mugshot  is shown at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach where he's being held without bail.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The last place anyone perhaps might have thought a man wanted for questioning by New Smyrna Beach police in the bludgeoning death of his grandmother would re-surface within the next 48 hours would be the FBI in Daytona Beach. But that's exactly what Patrick Campbell did Thursday morning just before high noon.


Robert Lee Craddock of Port Orange/Daytona Beach Shores, FL indicted by feds in BP Oil scheme / Headline Surfer®ORLANDO, Fla. – A federal grand jury has handed up an indictment charging 54-year-old Robert Lee Craddock of Port Orange with wire fraud arising out of a scheme to defraud the compensation fund established as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

If convicted, Craddock, who also may have a residence in Daytona Beach Shores, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Craddock that the Office of US Attorney A Lee Bentley, III, is seeking a money judgment in the amount of $135,153, the proceeds of the charged criminal conduct.

According to the indictment, following the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which was being leased by BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, Craddock submitted a claim to BP and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, an independent facility established by BP to compensate qualified claimants, for lost earnings purportedly related to the impact of the oil spill on his businesses.


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Minnie the poodle survives behig thrown out of car allegedly by her owner on Xmas eve /  Headline Surfer®Mary Radford, 69, of New Smyrna Beach, charged with animal cruelty for allegedly throwing her poodlre out of her moving car / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
For the first time since she was allegedly tossed from a moving car like a bag of garbage onto the pavement by her owner, here for the first time is what Minnie the poodle looks like. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- By now you've probably heard about the 69-year-old woman who allegedly tried to ditch her pooch on Christmas Eve by throwing the gentle creature right out her driver's side door of her blue two-door Oldsmobile while she was passing through an intersection.

The story has been all over the news, even making the pages of the New York Daily News.